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Destinations at The Rose & Crown Reviews

65 Union Street, Borough, London, England

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86%

Rating
595 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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71%

No common room, so rather anonymous.

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Thank you for choosing Destinations Hostels during your trip to London, had you actually read the hostel description we ask you not to book with us if you were looking for a common room or kitchen, marking us down for not checking what we offer is not fair, thank you for your comments.

80%

Very nice staff and comfortable beds! The privacy curtains we a huge plus! Only downside is there is no common areas (besides the bar downstairs during open hours), to hang out in, so if you're roommates are sleeping or your neighbors are snoring you have to tough it out and stay quite in the room. Other than that, great breakfast and would stay again.

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Thank you for choosing destinations Hostels during your trip to London, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, we have no common room as described in our description on the website but we have made each dorm as comfortable to stay in as possible, thank you for your comments.

74%

The staff was great. This facility is above a bar and next to train tracks. There are picnic tables outside in front ot the bar and patrons would be out there talking until late into the night. That and the trains, I didn't sleep very well. They had a good breakfast selection.

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Thank you for choosing destinations hostels during your visit to London, the trains that pass near by are only traveling at 10mph as they are entering or leaving the station and this stops at about 12 midnight, any patrons leaving the bar which closes at 11pm are asked to be quiet for the sake of our hostel guests, we are sorry to hear you did not sleep well while with us and hope you will give us a second chance to prove we can give you a good nights sleep, thank you for your comments.

66%

Felt more like a bar with a hostel attached than a hostel with a bar. Many of the bar patrons were locals. Good location, except you get some noise at night from the train tracks half a block away. I dislike the door code system. I was afraid to come back too late because they change the door codes and if no one is at the bar/reception, you are locked out. I came back after the bar closed one night and was lucky to catch an employee still cleaning up so he could give me the new codes.

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Thank you for choosing destinations Hostels during your visit to London, we are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay with us, the trains go past slow and they stop running about 12 midnight, our door code system is the best we have found, we change the codes on a regular basis and we always make sure our guests have the new codes, you can reenter the hostel with these codes at any time you please, thank you for your comments.

89%

Good, clean hostel. Excellent location (near the london bridge and above a pub), friendly staff (getting earplugs at 4 o'clock was no problem) and good breakfast. Would definitely stay there again. They even have a rainshower, woehoew!

  • 27th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for choosing Destinations Hostels during your visit to London, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will choose us again, thank you for your comments.

77%

Friendly people, low-key atmosphere. Appreciated the privacy curtains and reading light. Not updated but seemed clean. Would stay again.

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Thank you for choosing Destinations Hostels during your visit to London, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will consider us again the next time you visit London, thank you for your comments.

94%

Josh and Flavia were great and made the stay fun and friendly. Great place to stay. Thanks.

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Thank you for choosing destinations Hostels during your trip to London, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and on behalf of Josh and Flavia thank you for your kind words.

91%

This is the best hostel in London this was my second time here and definitely not the last. if you're looking for a place to relax and not have to worry about being kept up all night this is the place, super comfortable beds great privacy with the bunk curtains all in all excellent place to stay


80%

A quiet nice hostel with all facilities. The outside door may take you some time to open if you come late in the nigth. The pub is always empty, so don't expect much about it. I would recomend this placê for my friends.

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Thank you for choosing destinations Hostels during your trip to London, the outside door opens first time if you enter the correct code, it sometimes sticks and needs a little extra push to open, the pub downstairs in not full every night but there is always a few people in the bar area either playing pool or just watching tv while drinking, thank you for your comments.

89%

overally good

  • 23rd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for choosing Destinations Hostels during your trip to London, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will consider us again, thank you for your comments.

89%

Good idea the lockers under the beds, but it should be improved: anyone with a screwdriver can open them! But in general it is a very good place! I choose it on my arrival to the UK and choose it again for the departure!

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Thank you for choosing destinations Hostels during your visit to London, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, our security lockers cannot be accessed even with a screw driver if there is a padlock on the locker, thank you for your comments.

80%

Lovely place in a very good location (very central, only 10 min. walking to London Bridge and 20 min. to Tower Bridge), the staff was nice and breakfast (included in the price) was nicer than what you'd normally expect! The rooms and bathrooms were nice and clean but could be bigger, not that much space to leave your stuff in the room (there were some lockers under the beds but not very comfortable to use). But all in all, for a weekend trip it was a pleasant stay.

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Thank you for choosing Destinations Hostels during your trip to London, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, our rooms while not the biggest are big enough for the number of people in them and their luggage, also you can store any other luggage in our secure luggage room should you desire, the lockers are intended for medium to small luggage and personal items, thank you for your comments.

83%

Rather small room (typical for London...), but windows can be opened - result: far less stuffy than some others. Quiet nights, since the hostel is not directly on the main street. Breakfast buffet has quite a selection. Everything clean. Computer in the room worked - very useful addition, that. Location ideal, Underground station is REALLY only 5min away, even with luggage. Only complaint: 2 loos, 2 showers and only 2 WASHBASINS for a whole floor?! Prepare for queues....! Warning: no elevator!

  • 12th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for choosing Destinations Hostels during your trip to London, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, while we do not have any elevators it is exactly 18 steps on our staircase, hardly going to tire someone out, our shower/toilet facilities are more than adequate for the 20 beds we have in our hostel, thank you for your comments.

100%

My favourite hostel to stay at in London. I lived outside of London for 8 months and spent most weekends in the city and have stayed at most hostels in London. But the Rose and Crown is my FAVOURITE! Fantastic location, amazing breakfast, friendly and helpful staff, and the beds are dreamy. It can be a little bit nosier at night as it is a more central location, but I always found I slept better with a bit of noise. The bathrooms are the only area I would suggest improving, but overall good


94%

Great, clean, close. Highly recommended - don't be put off by the fact that it's a pub, its quiet in the rooms n not a party hostel. Had one small problem with mixed up beds on checkin but worked out fine in the end. Stay here.

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Thank you for choosing Destinations Hostels during your visit to London, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, sorry for the mix up when you checked in, thank you for your comments.

89%

Good London accommodation. Shared bathrooms and enough of them so that we were never waiting. Rooms were large, beds comfy and clean.

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Thank you for choosing destinations Hostels during your stay in London, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will consider us again the next time your in London, thank you for your comments.

97%

Really nice place. Well located, safe, clean, confortable beds, really good breakfast and nice staff. Some important details: wifi in the room, one plug and one light for each bed, and a really nice courtain tha give you some privace. really nice place.

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Thank you for choosing Destinations Hostels during your visit to London, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will consider us again, thank you for your comments.

91%

Had a great stay at the Rose & Crown. Wish I had more time to stay in London. The pub was great. Room was very comfortable. Staff and the dog, Mishka, were also awesome.

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Thank you for choosing Destinations Hostels during your visit to London, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, Mishka enjoyed meeting you to, thank you for your comments.

86%

Lovely room, staff and breakfast. I had a great stay.

  • 29th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for choosing Destinations Hostels during your visit to London, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, thank you for your comments.

91%

Rose and Crown is so close to the most popular attractions and the London Bridge underground station, which can get you a connection to anywhere you want to go in the city! HostelWorld states that you can check in until midnight, but it really closes at 11:30. We got there right at midnight, and the owner woke up to get us checked in and settled. He was very nice and gracious at all times. The beds were so comfortable & have their own charging station & curtain. Would definitely stay again!

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Thank you for choosing Destinations Hostels during your visit to London, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, we have tried to change our closing times on Hostelworld but no luck yet, we will change as soon as possible, thank you for your comments.

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